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Observation: White Pine

Observation Date
4/22/2022
Observer Name
Joseph Moore
Region
Salt Lake » Little Cottonwood Canyon » White Pine
Location Name or Route
White Pine
Red Flags
Red Flags
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Problem
Wet Snow
Trend
Decreasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments
Collapsing on a number of NW to W aspects. Dug two quick handpits and both had a hard, wet slab with planar shear about 4 inches below 3 inches of new snow. Seemed as if the top layer turned to slush and then didn't refreeze to the crust below. Didn't seem to propagate and nothing went on small scale terrain we skied but it was enough to keep us off the big lines on red top.
Avalanche Problem #2
Problem
New Snow
Problem #2 Comments
The top 3 inches of fresh seemed to move pretty slow as sluff, suggesting good bonding to the slab below. Some grauple fell, so potential to create a new weak layer
Today's Observed Danger Rating
None
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
None
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